Code of Conduct for all PIDfest attendees

The PIDfest Steering Committee is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all participants, regardless of background or identity. We do not tolerate behaviour that is disrespectful to our volunteers or attendees or that excludes, intimidates, or causes discomfort to others. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.

Everyone who participates in PIDfest is required to conform to this code of conduct. It applies when you sign up to or join any PIDfest activity. It applies to all activities including, but not limited to, webinars, events, email lists and online forums. By participating, you indicate your acceptance of the code and any procedures by which PIDfest resolves any incidents that violate the code of conduct.

The PIDfest Steering Committee, comprising staff from the National Library of Technology of the Czech Republic (NTK) and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), are responsible for enforcing the code of conduct. All reports will be jointly reviewed by the NTK and ARDC and will be kept confidential.

Expected Behaviour

As a participant in PIDfest, you are expected to show respect and courtesy to others. All interactions should be professional regardless of platform: either online or in-person. In order to foster a positive and professional environment, we encourage the following kinds of behaviours:

Unacceptable Behaviour

Examples of unacceptable behaviour include:

Reporting Breaches of the Code

If you believe that someone is violating this code of conduct, please report it to a PIDfest conference co-chairs directly or using our Code of Conduct Violation Incident Report Form.

The PIDfest steering committee members will promptly and confidentially examine all incidents reported before, during, and after the conference. We reserve the right to take actions we deem necessary at any time to remedy disruptive behaviour that renders the conference experience unsafe for participants. 

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the PIDfest Steering Committee representatives (or their designees)  may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning the offender, exclusion from the current and/or future activity and/or community, contacting local authorities as needed, or contacting a representative from the offender’s institution, and engaging in formal anti-harassment procedures.

Retaliation against any person who files a complaint in good faith, or assists in the investigation of such a complaint, is also a violation of this policy and may also be subject to disciplinary action.